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Thanks for the feedback Revolver1911. Glad to know it helped out, and I'm sure you'll go from novice to pro in no time at all! Post your finished stuff for everyone to see if you can!
Hey Brenda: Glad you found the post helpful, and would love to see the finished projects you complete. Angle iron is the nicest stuff to work with and goes well with 1"x1" square steel tube...together, they cover most small to mid-sized project needs pretty well Good luck, and can't wait to see finished pix of your stuff!
Thanx for the kind comments.Appreciate the feedback.
Thank you for your post. Ive been looking for some basic fab layouts and they aren't easy to find! Im working on angle iron projects now, (simple designs) and will be moving up to push bars and bumpers. I will post finished projects. Brenda
Redneck Bumper Build !!! Winch bumpers for all!
Building a Honey Extractor (using an 'antique' washing machine)
Well done - excellent work!
This is the only how to on the subject I've found in two days reading articles & searching the net. Must congratulate the author on this essay.. I found it a comprehensive useable article for the beginner to the novice artiste, such as myself. You will be able to follow along or expand on the plan with pre rolled or folded sections , bolting in modified factory mounts , adding tapers for more attractive forms commensurate with your skills . Simply by using this as a rule of thumb the mind can plan on your own project with a handy reference. Cheers Doozer_not_fraggle. Well set out & easy to follow!
Tractor Bucket Attachment Point (Let's Lift Heavy Stuff!)
Also good info, and thanks. We use a multispeed drill press, and it's not clear in the pix, but with that cut it was with oil feeding the cut the whole time. We also use 'speeds and feeds' tables for cuts, which allows you to determine the correct RPM for various drills (although speed/feed is usually associated with lathes and mills). Nothing worse than trying to force feed a pricey 1" or larger bit, only to ruin it (or in our case, have to cut it shorter and resharpen it)...patience is a virtue when drilling steel. Thanks again, and all good points to raise.
Love..Love...LOVE it. Just LOVE it.
Hi doozer_not_fraggle, Excellent Instructable, and useful for me to read as I have been asked to do a similar modification to a tractor at work. Your point about checking for fouling by hydraulic lines and other parts of the bucket or tractor is relevant as it is a 4 in 1 bucket with a bracing bar and hydraulic lines running across the top are of the bucket, just to make life interesting. Two items to bring to your attention, I would suggest placing an extra plate between the lifting lug and the top edge of the bucket to reinforce it and to spread stress loads, and I would also recommend pre-heating the lifting lug prior to welding given the greater thickness of metal as a pre-heat will help with weld penetration into the lug. Very good instructable otherwise, noted and approved of your safety warnings. Good to see.
Your most welcome. For extra info on welding I highly recommend Jody Collier's Welding Tips And Tricks channel on You Tube. The Man knows his stuff.With drilling through thick steel or repeated drilling of holes it pays to lubricate the drill bit with oil or drinking water, and use a slower speed, check the recommended speeds on your drill press. You want to also pilot drill with one or more smaller drill bits, and make sure you are producing chips. Heat build up in the drill bit is what blunts and "blues" the drill bit ruining the cutting edge.
MarkF30: Thanks for reading, and appreciate the tips. Welding isn't my main gig, so I'm sure even the welds could be way better by a pro, but appreciate the info on the heating, and thoughts on load distribution panel. Thanks for stopping by, and for taking time to check out the I-ble.
KSJUNTO: Thanks for taking the time to review. Appreciate the comments.
Love the design. Smart, simple and obviously strong. Well done!
I'd enjoy the opportunity to judge in Workshop, Outdoor, or Tech
Thanks for the kind comments TJDUX. It is definitely handy to have somewhere to hang a chain, and sounds like you know firsthand how handy it is. Glad to hear someone 'in the know' on farm life honestly thinks this is a useful instructable...makes my day to hear that...I was really afraid it was 'too simple' to interest anyone. Good luck, and you have some great Instructables written yourself! Thanks again.
That's a good looking modification. I grew up on a farm and have done a lot of moving things on chains with a loader bucket and I appreciate your saftey claims. We have never used a setup like this and it is superior to our quick method of just clipping the grab hook over the side lip of the bucket for light loads.My Dad's loader bucket has a 45 degree brace inside the middle of tbe bucket that we wrap a chain around for heavier loads and pulling old hedge posts. Maybe someday just for fun we may build a mount like this. I could see putting it one one the back of tbe bucket to make it easier on the chain for post pulling. Great ible
sweet! Totally inspired me to do something similar for my trooper! This will be how I learn to weld too, by the way. Only thing I am adding is rings for towing or being towed, also I am going to add a hitch receiver instead of a winch and set my winch up on a receiver so I can use it front or back. I hope!
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